Afif Bahnassi

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Afif Bahnassi (17 April 1928[1] – 2 November 2017)[2] was a Syrian Islamic art historian and museum curator, General Director of Antiquities and Museums in Damascus, Syria.[3] He has authored books such as The Ancient Syria and His Art (1987) and The Art of Islam, with Nurhan Atasoy, published by UNESCO in 1992. He was on the governing board of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) based in Istanbul.[4]


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  3. ^ Weiss, Harvey (1985). Ebla to Damascus: art and archaeology of ancient Syria : an exhibition from the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Syrian Arab Republic. Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-86528-029-8. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Governing Board". IRCICA. Retrieved 30 April 2012.